Sunday, April 20, 2014

Columbus, Mississippi, in 1822

Columbus was a small place when my eyes first beheld it in 1822. It contained 
about 150 inhabitants. Main Street presented quite a different appearance 
from the present; only a few scattering houses. On the south 
side at the west end, there was a large house composed of 
four rooms in each story, with a cross passage through the 
center each direction; this stood on the point of the hill. It 
was occupied by the venerable Judge Cocke, who called it 
"the big pile of logs."
This is where Grandma Sims died in 1820 and is the site of the 
present Tennessee Williams Welcome Center.

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